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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
running mate paul ryan admitted the campaign has had some challenges. >> first of all, 47%, mitt acknowledges himself that was an inarticulate way of describing how we are worried in that stag nato bama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jameison. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate. >> reporter: romney las been studying for the debates since june, the last month he has even been traveling with his obama stand-in, ohio senator rob portman who has joined him on his plane and campaign bus. the obama campaign contends romney has prepared more than any candidate in recent history. >> he's been a good debater in the past. he's very prepared. he's got all t
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
is a must-win for romney, his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event will make-or-break this campaign. >> reporter: apparently not everyone got the memo to down play expectations. >> thursday morning you'll all be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: the debate will center on domestic issues including the economy but right now romney is focused on foreign policy and has been slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. in an op-ed in the "wall street journal" romney said the president showed weakness in the middle east. he said president obama heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he doesn't understand an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides says the president is looking forward to debate foreign policy with mitt romney. >> he took the iraq war, he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be deliv
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in norls he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that majorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler beach, florida, walt mazie has some serious questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn the economy around but it's the other issues that we don't know about. >> reporter: like what? >> like the medicare, health care issues. >> reporter: in haymarket, virginia, life-long republican dan stapleton echoes fears about the romney/ryan ticket. >> i think they want to change it so dramatically that we won'
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
yesterday. biden warned supporters in north carolina that romney and his running mate paul ryan would raise taxes on the middle class. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear rayed by regulations, by taxes, by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> vice president biden later tried to clarify his comments by saying the middle class was b e buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. you came watch the debate right here on nbc 4. live team coverage begins at 9:00 tonight. and that brings us to our poll question this morning. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> this morning police are investigating a deadly stabbing. investigators say the man was stabbed afternoround 8:00 at 30 street and naylor road. the victim died. police shut down part of naylor road for a few hours to search for clues. investigators say they're looking for multiple suspects.
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
ryan said the same thing. get this. an eye care center in wisconsin is offering free lasix for the referees involved in that controversial call. the doctor says there the ref's eyesight is so bad, they could be a danger so society. i know the real refs will say we're never wrong. of course we're never going to complain about them. >>> getting testy with the replacement refs cost redskins coach kyle shanahan $25,000. he got into it at the end of sunday's loss to the bengals and he was hit with an unsportsman like conduct penalty. shanahan admits delose his composure. >>> the nationals' lead in the nl east is down to four games. the braves won last night clinching a playoff spot. the nats begin a three-game series with the phillies last night. d.c. already trailed 2-1 with two on in the 3rd. carlos took ross detwiler deep to left. not having a good stretch lately. nats lose 6-3. keep the faith. >>> or comes tale -- orioles taking on the blue jays. the o az had the bases loaded in the 9th but ryan flaherty popped out. os lose 4-0 and remain one and a half back of the yankees in the at
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in ohio where he is joining running mate, paul ryan, in a bus tour of the key battleground state. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> and president obama is campaigning in ohio tomorrow. a new washington post poll of likely voters shows the president leading romney in ohio 52-44 percent. >>> the civil war in syria, the hot topic at those united nations meetings, the secretary general demanding global action to stop the fighting. an international charity claims that kids are now traumatized for life after they witnessed the devastation and perhaps endure torture as well. the group is now pleading with the international community. help syria's youngest victims. >>> a ceremony today in la plata, honoring soldiers missing in action all the way from the vietnam war. this marks the culmination of an effort to make charles county the first county in maryland to fly the pow mia flag year round. an estimated 1700 american soldiers who served in vietnam are still considered missing in action. >> someone once said that dying for my country isn't the worst thing that can happe
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
honeying in on ohio. by bus or by plane for mitt romney and paul ryan this election could come down to one state. >> o.h. o.h.! works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing states shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up 10 points in the buckeye state, he had six point lead before the convention. >> we tried before, if it don't work, we don't like it, we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president has a nine point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign. with president obama and his republican rival each making his 14th trip to the state. >> here in ohio -- >> reporter: turn on the tv in ohio and this is what you're likely to see. both campaigns spent more here than any other state. president obama and his allies have s
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
brought to light since mitt romney brought on paul ryan as his running mate. do you think retrospectively that could actually cost him? >> i think this is more about mitt romney than it is about paul ryan. it's always more about the principal than it is about the vice presidential candidate. that being said, when you talk to trks over the last few years, ever since paul ryan unveiled his medicare plan several years ago, what they've said is we hope we can play even on medicare and this is in congressional races and senate races. the idea is they want to be able to play even on it. no one saying on the republican side we think we can win 70% or 75% based on this. that's usually where politicians want to be. they want to have issues that resonate with 75% of the people, not half the people. so if they're even at that 50% mark which i don't think they are right now, that would be considered a level of victory. it's hard to go into areas with lots of seniors and say i want to change the way medicare is structured. these people have been paying into the system for their entire
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. perhaps teddy's win inspired the team. ryan zimmerman the first player at the bait since teddy won his race. getting things done. coincidence? you decide. his 25th home run of the year ties the game at 1. after a michael morris double, it's tyler moore facing cliff lee. and moore taking one to left. that just stays fair. three straight hits after teddy gets his win. bottom eighth, now 3-1. fans with the giant michael morris' head. two-run shot puts the nationals up 5-1. that's your final. the nationals finish with a record of 98-64. they will be the top seed in the national league. the postseason set to begin on sunday in either st. louis or atlanta. the braves and cardinals will be playing in the playing game. davies on how he fields heading into the play-offs and after today's win. >> no doubt about it. you want to finish feeling good. and that was definitely a feel-good finish. we all wanted him to get there. he certainly pitched better, to have 15 wins. a great outing. good win. don't have to make a five-hour plane trip. that's great. >> that's davy johnson. the story that swep
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
pocket is a little bit lighter. skins get some running back help yesterday signing ryan brett rushing for almost 1300 yards in 2009 but injuries have limited him the last two seasons. redskins banged up at running back. here's hoping the phillies don't just sneak into the playoffs. five out of the last six times they've met with the nats phillies win but the magic number is on the line. the lucky number going into last night was five. was philly a lucky city? every city is lucky for ryan zimmerman. the base knock. bryce harper comes around to score. carlos a luis had the magic stick. three-run shot. washington falling 6-3. atlanta winning so the magic number remaining at five. that's a quick look at sports. have a great wednesday, everybody. >> thanks, dave. >>> are conditions getting worse or better for airline passengers? that's coming up in your next money report. >> i'm flying soon. plus today, pepco's line repair crews are voting on whether or not they will go on strike. monika is not on strike thankfully. she has traffic this morning. >> you'll need me here today. that's because
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:35am EDT
can go right over there." >> steve: "i can walk right over here." >> jimmy: pro, paul ryan will be in the audience trying to lend his support. con, joe biden will be in the audience trying to start a wave. [ laughter ] "joe, sit down. don't --" "boo! come on, guys. this section sucks." [ laughter ] pro, the first debate will be wednesday at 9:00 p.m. con, right after an all-new "guys with kids," every wednesday at 8:30 only on nbc. ♪ "from the zany mind of jimmy fallon." and finally, pro, all the campaigning, the attack ads, the political bickering has led up to this moment. con, and yet we still have to wait another month for this crap to be over. there you go. that is the "pros and cons." [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with "freestylin' with the roots!" what?! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ diana ] power was very important to me. we test-drove the camry, took it on the freeway, and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana rea
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
from over. and the first debate is on the domestic issues that are defining this election. >>> ryan moore in washington. thanks. >>> the candidates for the u.s. senate seat in massachusetts, scott brown and elizabeth warren, debated for the second time last night. the two were combative as they staked out opposite issues from jobs and bringing troops home. david gregory from "meet the press" as moderator, they clashed over brown's claim of partisan independence. >> if he's re-elected, that increases the odds that the republicans will control the senate and that he can block president obama's agenda. >> if you're going to comment on my record, i would at least have you refer to it -- >> can we just -- >> exme. >> i'm he not a student in your classroom. please let me respond. thank you. >> recent polls before the debate show elizabeth warren with a small lead over scott brown. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. joyriding may land one philadelphia child in jail. police are preparing to charge the 10-year-old with auto theft. surveillance
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
on tampa for the final wild card spot. bases loaded. bottom first. light hitting ryan flaherty. light hitting until tonight. don't you just love it when they call you big popup. grand slam puts 6 on in the first. and the other story was chris tillman. baffled. threw a one hitter. baltimore their magic number now three after they win tonight 9-1. some bad news today for the wizards. john wall will miss the start of the season. stress injury to the patella. wall had been experiencing discomfort in the left knee. and mri in new york yesterday revealed the injury. the good news is surgery not necessary. he's expected to miss about 8 weeks. all right. coming up high school football game of the week. it was the top vote getter in our poll and it didn't disappoint. stonewall jackson and battlefield. all of that coming up next. >>> it's time for usa today high school sports presented by toyota. >> god, i love that music. what's up, everybody. stonewall jackson, confederate general known for his ground attacks. stonewall jackson high school known for their ground attacks. four games in and the
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
helped motivate each other. ryan and some other guys printed some t-shirts and some printed stickers off and once we were in iraq we came up with a patch. we couldn't keep enough of them. i had to re-order three times. >> reporter: what started out as a snicker turned into a phenomenon and then became a badge of honor. >> lionel ritchey's face is all over. >> been there done that all over the place. i'm so excited. >> reporter: he's never quite done this. unknowingly provided a much needed morale boost to soldiers serving half a world away. the son of an army captain ritchey insisted on meeting the men who gave new life to his old song. >> this is incredible. i keep waiting to be punked but it's not happening. how are you? >> pleasure to meet you. >> reporter: they are in the military and they are looking for something for morale for the troops. and they put something together that everyone could identify with. and it was my song. how does that feel? >> being the proud papa of "all night long," it's probably right up there with my kids. >> actually had a soldier trade his gps system
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
-- seniors don't seem to be taking very well what mitt romney and paul ryan want to do about it. >> well, the first-- the first bit of good news is that mitt romney and paul ryan are not going to change medicare for those seniors. they're going to change medicare for folks like me, who just turned 50, and younger, who are going to need to know that if you want to have any semblance of medicare, you're going to have to make some changes to it. here's the dirty little secret, bob-- the president of the united states knows that, too, but he's not talkin talking abo. he's not being honest with the american people about it. in the end, i think the american people, if we lay out our vision well, will reward us for tell truth. and the president right now is avoiding the truth the way he's avoided so many hard truths over the last four years. >> schieffer: governor, if mitt romney does not win, are you going to run for president in 2016? >> mitt romney's gonna win, so it's a question that-- know, i don't need to address. i hope in 2016 to be work hard for mitt romney's reelection as pre
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
her previous marriage to ryan philippine. >>> british actress janet montgomery puts on her best jersey accent for the new drama made in new jersey. the premiere which airs tonight on cbs is about a street smart girl who goes to work for a posh new york law firm. >> celine dion, jennifer hudson and usher will pay tribute to whitney houston in an upcoming television special. a grammy salute to whitney houston will be held at the nokia theater next month. it will air on cbs november 16. bookstores in britain opened early to sell copies of the casual vacancy, the first book for adults from harry potter author j.k. roweling. >> i couldn't wait to have it in my hands. >> reporter: the casual vacancy about class prejudice in a small english town is already a best seller. around two and a half million copies were ordered in advance. and that's your eye on entertainment, bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. >>> good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. happy friday. i'm andrea roane. >> one more day to go. here's the weekend. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. beverly far
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
square off in two more debates, the next is october 16th in up state new york. paul ryan and vice president biden will have theirs next thursday. you can watch it here on nbc 4. coverage begins at 9:00. will you watch tonight's debate? i will. let us know on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> one of d.c. councilmembers o opponents are raising questions about a group he once ran. he wants the irs to audit the foundation. it lost its tax exempt status in 2010 because it hadn't filed tax returns for the previous three years. michael brown said he hadn't dealt with it since 2008. >>> the humane society is asking for your help for a dog that was stabbed. the 2-year-old dog was stabbed by her owner during a domestic dispute. she's recovering in a local hospital. cocoa will need extensive rehab. she's on a lot of medication. the owner was arrested. more charges could be filed. >>> let's head out to talk to tom kierein about the forecast for today. >> you keeping cool outside on that storm team 4 weather deck? >> you know what? it is rather humid. you wouldn't think it was october. i hav
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
of the franchise nats thirds baseman ryan zimmerman is 28. if it's your birthday, have a great day. we will be right back. >>> welcome back. 5:46. want you to check out this photo. lightning last night dancing across the skies there in virginia on the potomac river. mark, thank you for that. send me a picture. i'd love to share it with everybody on wusa. we do have a lingering shower but it's quickly pulling away. patchy fog will be more of an issue with temperatures in the 60s this morning. sunrise at 7:02 this morning with sunset before 7:00 p.m. we've got good looking day today for the most part, although later we're going to have some issues potentially toward the evening. 76 at noon. winds will turn to the west and northwest. drying us out a little bit. as we get toward the late afternoon and evening hours, could be a few more showers and storms. the best chances for that will be south and east of washington. 78 at 5:00 after hitting a high around the 80-degree mark. showers and storms are now up toward new england. more activity in kentucky and southern west virginia. we'll h
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
. paul ryan set to visit three iowa towns. vice president joe biden will visit north carolina. >>> residents in roanoke, virginia, say an anti-obama display has gone too far. they say is bordered on racism. a man called curtis caldwell has put up a statue on his front line. it's of a monkey wearing an obama mask. next to the monkey is a sign that says no bama and a confederate flag. neighbors want it taken down. caldwell says the message is not racist, and the only message he wants to send is that obama needs to go. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kang rye up there. i had the monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say. get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used the skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago, but the skeleton fell apart. he decided to use the monkey inste instead. >> it is 5:37 on this tuesday morning. >>> a twist in the ongoing rivalry between maryland and virginia's governors. the unusua
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
? pilot ryan thompson took girlfriend carly kennedy for a romantic ride over the chicago skyline. suddenly he tells her there's an emergency. carly tries to remain calm. but look at her. the terror is real. are they about to crash into lake michigan? >> i genuinely did believe that we were going to die. >> ryan hands her the emergency manual and asks her to start ticking off the check list. then this part -- now she gets it. it may be the craziest wedding proposal ever and everyone's talking about it. >> no, no, no. >> oh come on he makes her think she's going to die? >> why do i think we're not going to see a flood of marriage proposals that go like that? >> opinion on the "inside edition" website was overwhelmingly negative. 83% thought it was cruel and just 16% said it was romantic. what does carly think? she and ryan spoke to "good morning america." >> a lot of the women that i've told this story to have said, i would have slapped him. >> baby, wake up there's a truck! >> scaring the wits out of the ones you love seems to be happening all over the place. remember the practica
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: a little excitement in the arlington romney campaign office today as running mate paul ryan phoned a volunteer to congratulate her on being the person to make the 3.5 millionth could not tack in virginia. >> thank you for doing such a great job. >> reporter: the real focus here -- >> you are going to be supporting the president. >> reporter: and in obama campaign offices is on tomorrow night's debate between the two men at the top of the ticket. with virginia voters already casting in person absentee ballots and early voting underway in some other states, both sides know this first debate will be the last one some voters see. >> after this one, people will have a better sense of what mitt romney and the republican party stand for and what we're going to do. >> i think all three debates will be important. probably this one is the first. and people will be watching it more. >> most campaign offices like this obama for america office will also host debate watch parties. for a brief time the phone banking will stop and the tvs will go. on. >> reporter: the same will be true in m
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Sep 27, 2012 12:35am EDT
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
two, paul ryan, kept campaigning. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. a debate number one in their battleground state. >> reporter: so how critical will this first presidential debate be? today's nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 38%, more than a third of voters say this debate and the ones to follow will be quite important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >> thanks, steve. and a program note. nbc news will provide live coverage and analysis of the presidential debate. you can watch it here on nbc 4 starting at 9:00 tomorrow night. >>> meanwhile a judge in pennsylvania has postponed the commonwealth's tough new voter i.d. law. that law requires each voter to show a valid photo i.d. at the polls. supporters say it will prevent voter fraud. critics say there's not enough time for everyone to get the i
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
shaving events. >> romney headed to the campaign trail in ohio where he is joining paul ryan in a bus tour of the key battleground states. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> president obama is also campaigning in ohio. a new poll from the washington post shows the president has an 8 point lead in the buckeye state. anita. >>> on thursday, president obama is back in the battleground state of virginia. today, vice president joe biden was in chesterfield. he defended the president's record. president obama with a slight lead over mitt romney in the polls in virginia. today is also national voter registration day. to learn more about what you need to register to vote in our area, go to wusa9.com. lesli,top. >> we have this turn perfection, sot wind blows us in the same direction and the hair is not like this. >> right. >> if we stay this way for a second. >> it's breezy. >> it is breezy. i can hear it. yeah, yeah. >> we'll stay like this. it's nice right now, we see sunshine, but winds hair venger changes. we'll start with temperatures. it's really nice. not as cool as it
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
battleground states. paul ryan wrapped up an event in clinton, iowa. s american airlines customers are dealing with unhappy pilots. seats broke mid flight. >> the passenger seats came loose out of the floor. >> eight planes grounded after three incidents where an entire row of sts came loose. twice, it happened on the same plane. the airline says it could be a defect in a certain model of seats. passengers say this issue on top of decreasing on-time arrivals is unacceptable. >> if they don't fly, i don't have a status on another airline. it's an issue for me. >> shakes my confidences that i'm going get to my destination on time. >> american blames the issues on a feud with union pilots. the pilots say the nation's third largest carrier needs new planes. >>> a challenge to full body scanners and enhanced patdowns will not be heard by the supreme court. sus tises turned away the case. it centered around a michigan man who wanted to keep the tsa from using the scanners or more invasive patdowns. federal cords in florida also dismissed the case. >>> whether to reignite an overhaul of handi
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the game. i think that's apropos. ryan zimmerman, the first batter after teddy's big win. he's going yard. 25th home run of the year. that ties the game at 1. bottom eight now. it's a 3-1 game. fans with a giant michael morris head. morris, an aha moment. blasts one to center. 18th home run of the year. puts the nationals up 5-1. and that's your final. the nationals finish with a 98-64 record. they will be the top seed in the national league, and will play on sunday. it will either be the cardinals or the atlanta braves. this was the scene in the third inning. a precursor of things to come. teddy receives a pair of yellow underarmor cleats. good marketing there. he's feeling good. feeling like this could be the day. to the race. teddy starts out behind the other three. he gets some help, but it's from the philly phanatic. taking down george and tom. it leads a wide open path for teddy. race number 539, and he gets it done. his first win since 2006. and guess who i have joining me now, it is -- come on in here, teddy. here's my question for you, my friend. andy, this man has to
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
on sunday. he's been practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> reporter: but apparently not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations. >> thursday morning you're all going to be scraffing your heads saying -- scratching your heads saying wow, we have a barn burner the next 30 days. >> reporter: the last -- the debate will focus on the economy. in an op-ed, romney has said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he does not understand that an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promise add few things in 2008. wee end the iraq war. he did. wee take the fight to al qaeda and degrade them. he has. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks
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Oct 2, 2012 12:35am EDT
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
reynolds to check in with ohio voters. >> i'm just wondering if mitt romney and paul ryan can count on your support. >> reporter: in this swing county in this swing today-- >> believe in america. >> reporter: the political ground game is well under way. >> i'm with the mitt romney campaign. >> reporter: polls suggest the republicans have work to do, especially on undecided voters, such as nick and elaine saras. >> i think the economy is better today than it was three years ago. so we might be heading in the right direction. >> reporter: might be. >> might be. >> reporter: they own the sidewalk cafe in painesville, and while they say they haven't made up their mind, third words lean towards the president. >> i do like that he created jobs in ohio and i'm looking forward to the debates. hopefully they answer some questions that they didn't answer at the convention. >> reporter: lake county is a good indicator of political sentiment statewide. george bush won here in 2004, and went on to win ohio and reelection. barack obama prevailed here in 2008, won the state and the presidency. each rode a
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. skins get some running back help today, signing ryan grant. grant rushed for almost 1,300 yards in 2009 but injuries have limited him the past two seasons. the redskins are banged up at r.b. roy helu, evan royster has a sprained knee. here's hoping the phillies don't sneak into the playoffs. they are the nats kryptonite. five out of the last six times they met, phillies win. magic numbers are on the line now. for washington the lucky number is five. is philly unlucky city. every city is lucky for ryan zimmerman. he is the man. z-pack power activated. look at bryce harper. every day he's hustling. that's the 94th rbi of the season. carlos ruiz by the power invested by me by the state of philly town i pronounce you gone. they fall 6-3. >> i thought we had a good chance, but you know, they shut us down opinion we've just got to win tomorrow. it's, you know, we lost a battle today. we've got to win a battle tomorrow if we want to went war. >> we had a good chance to win that game and i put us in a bad situation. and you know, that loss is expleetly on -- completely on me there. >> i tell yo
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
vice- presidential nominee paul ryan joined in the ohio state football cheer, spelling out one of the most crucial states in this campaign. ryan used his stop in the battle ground state to point the finger at the president for not improving the economy when the democrats controlled congress. >> what we have is more debt, more deficits, more people struggling to find work, no solutions that actually work. >> reporter: vice-president joe biden appealed to older voters in another battleground state, assuring florida seniors medicare would be around for future generations. >> the action the president took has actually strengthened the medicare trust fund and exceeded its life up to 2024. >> reporter: off the campaign trail, president obama and challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions, romney will get help from ohio senator rob fortman, who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator john kerry to stand in for romney. behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say romney has more riding on the debates,
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
i have to build it myself. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan was greeted by his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the upcoming debates. >> we are entering the debate phase, the choice phase of this campaign, and this choice is ever so clear. >> reporter: president obama is hunkering down in nevada preparing for his one-on-one confrontation with romney, keeping a much more low key pre-debate schedule in a las vegas suburb. the president did make a brief appearance at a local campaign office where he delivered pizzas and called and thanked volunteers. >> the work that you're doing is making all the difference. >> reporter: and he joked about how he's preparing for the debate. >> basically they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: while romney aides continue to play down expectations for the debate, new jersey governor chris christie continued to ramp them up on monday. >> it's a huge night. had a bad couple of weeks, and we want to turn this around, and if
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. that is also within the poll's margin of error. the president leads by seven points, though, among all registered voters. he he also leads in the battleground states that could decide the election. >> you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 9:00. and that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? you can let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> martin o'malley plans to introduce a controversial power surcharge today that would let utilities charge you more for much needed improvements. o'malley says the plan allows power companies leak pepco to add a dollar or two to monthly electric bills to pay for maintenance upgrades. in exchange, utilities would have to meet strinkter reliability standards and hav
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
paul ryan, this election could come down to one state. >> oh. oh! >> ohio. >> works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing state shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up ten points in the buckeye state. he had a six-point lead before the conventions. >> we don't like it. we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president now has a nine-point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double-digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign with president obama and his republic rival each making his 14th trip to the state. turn on a tv set in ohio and this is what you'll likely see during a commercial break. both campaigns sent more here than any other state. president obama and his allies have spent nearly $48 million on ads in the state since may 1. romney is not far behind. h
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: later, the vice president did some damage control, clarifying his remarks. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported. >> reporter: 24 hours before the start time of tonight's debate late tuesday, conservatives began circulating a 2007 speech by then candidate obama speaking to an african-american audience about victims of hurricane katrina. fox news host sean hannity prominently featured the video as a gotcha moment. >> it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> reporter: nbc, along with several other media outlets, covered the same speech at the time. mr. obama spoke at length about the hurricane response. >> people asked me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. this administration wa
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
story with probably hillary clinton and joe biden on the democratic side and marco rubio, paul ryan, assuming that mitt romney doesn't win, there would be kind of a very interesting contest. see, i'm already talking about the next election. >> you're suggesting that biden might run. >> of course. i think he will. interestingly, though, hillary will be 69, 70 on election day and joe biden will be about 74. >> that's still young these days. >> that's right. >> that's still very young these days. >>> carol burnett is one of the greatest numbers in television. she's 79. she's here this morning to talk about her ground breaking show. she says she feels great and how she made a path for a lot of other funny women. >>> hello, st. louis. good morning. in 1967, carol burnett became the first woman to host her own tv variety show. it became one of the most honored programs in television history, thank you very much. "the carol burnett show" ran for 11 years here on cbs and won 25 emmys. >> aahhhh! >> scarlett, i love you. that gown is gorgeous. >> thank you. i saw it in the window and i just
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> even republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan weighed in on the campaign trail. >> give me a break. >> here is the play everyone is talking about. trailing the green bay packers by 5, the seattle seahawks quarterback hurls the pass into the end zone. >> who comes up with it? seriously, who comes up with it because the referees can't agree. >> it looks like an interception. green bay catches the ball, not the seahawks. but, confusion reins as one ref signals a touchdown and the other says no way. >> one guy says a touchdown, the other no. >> they double called it. >> one guy went like this. >> it's like your dad saying yes and your mom going no. >> when the call was upheld on instant replay, the home crowd in seattle went wild. >> the call on the field stands, touchdown. >> twitter exploded with over 350,000 tweets in just a few minutes. many outraged fans took to you tube. >> you got to get rid of these replacement referees. they are a complete debacle. joe from wfan radio didn't hold back his opinion, either. >> it was a disgrace. clearly it was an interception by the packer
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